Horse Racing: Top Ten Horses to Watch

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Horse Racing: Top Ten Horses to Watch

These are 10 horses worth watching, a list of runners compiled by me that should improve significantly or do well next time out. They won 11 times and finished third five times since Feb. 27. These thoroughbreds are worth considering when developing your horse betting strategy.

AQUEDUCT RACETRACK

Mama Brown: Checked at start, raced fifth early, dropped to sixth more than three lengths behind after a half-mile, rallied belatedly from third in stretch to make up more than 2.25 lengths and finished third beaten a head and a neck at six furlongs on April 1; ran final quarter in 24 4/5.  

GULFSTREAM PARK

En Fuego: Raced more than 4.5 lengths behind in sixth after a half-mile, bumped and steadied between rivals entering the far turn, closed well in the stretch to make up more than 2.25 lengths and finished third beaten three-quarters of a length and a nose at one and 3/8 miles on a good turf course March 31.  

It’s About Image: Raced more than three lengths behind in eighth after a half-mile, advanced four wide around turn to fourth in stretch, rallied to make up nearly two lengths and finished second nosed out at a mile on March 31.

HAWTHORNE RACE COURSE

Thehottestnewshow: Steadied a bit off the third-place finisher four lengths behind in fifth after a half-mile, altered course to race between rivals on turn, awaited opening in upper stretch, rallied in close quarters while being forced out slightly, made up more than 2.5 lengths and was nosed out at six furlongs on March 31.

KEENELAND

Grassy: Raced seventh more than six lengths behind after a half-mile, dropped to ninth and last after six furlongs, split rivals in mid-stretch, angled out from seventh for a clear path, closed fast to make up more than 3.25 lengths and finished second beaten three-quarters of a length at one 1/16 miles on the turf April 8.

Guys Reward: Raced more than 8.5 lengths behind in eighth after a half-mile, advanced to fifth after six furlongs, lost ground going five wide into stretch, rallied to make up more than 4.25 lengths and finished third beaten a neck and a nose at one 1/16 miles on the turf April 2.

PHILADELPHIA PARK

Habby Quatorze: Lunged slightly leaving gate, raced 1.5 lengths behind in sixth after a half-mile, lost several lengths racing wide into stretch, rallied to make up more than one .75 lengths and finished third beaten 1.25 lengths at 6.5 furlongs on March 27.

TAMPA BAY DOWNS

Tarva: Raced 7.5 lengths behind in sixth after a half-mile, blocked through far turn and into stretch losing a bit of ground, slipped through inside from fourth and finished a game third beaten a neck and 1.25 lengths at about 1 1/8 miles on the turf April 2.

TURF PARADISE

Lucky B Lou: Raced eighth more than 7.5 lengths behind after a half-mile, eased out in upper stretch, closed late to make up more than 3.25 lengths and finished third beaten a nose and .75 of a length at a mile on April 2.

WOODBINE

Stormy Cruise: Raced more than three lengths behind in eighth after three-eighths of a mile, rallied six wide into stretch, made up more than two lengths and finished third beaten a half-length and a neck at five furlongs on April 2.

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